Plant Number: 1.260.020  
Picture
Rupturewort
Herniaria glabra

Print Plant
E-Mail This Plant

  Known to be nearly indestructible, this is an excellent choice for growing between flagstones or growing as a lawn substitute. The tiny leaves create a dense evergreen carpet, becoming bronze in winter. Insignificant green flowers. Easily divided in spring. Tends to need watering during periods of extreme drought. Sometimes used in formal carpet bedding schemes. Growth rate is fairly slow and easy to control. Rupturewort is a relatively unknown perennial that deserves to be used more often in our gardens.

Zone 5 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  High

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Green

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Lawn Substitute
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   1-3 cm
   0-1 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches



      2014 Valleybrook International Ventures Inc.
   home | about | planting tips | how to select | retailers
   search | faq | media | contact | privacy | links